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CJae has a natural drive to advocate for the voiceless. Passionate about youth and young adults, she’s served as a youth ministry director, youth ministry leader for teens, a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Pulaski County and is a Licensed Minister. Sharing her personal life experiences, unashamed and with transparency, she strives to create and an environment of trust and openness...... Safe Space. CJae is a village mom with 3 children and 1 granddaughter. Her vision for More than ENOUGH, is to Motivate youth to realize the greater purpose for their lives. Teach by giving tools to overcome barriers with life skills. Empower young minds to feel worthy to reach their goals.

CJae holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and law & justice; currently completing her master’s degree in legal studies.

“Advocate is not what I do, it’s who I am!”

Meredith, a Pine Bluff native, is the proud wife to Reverend Willie Hicks & mother to Leah & Kameron Hicks. 

Professionally, Meredith is a Regulatory Compliance Manager, Past Board Member of the Central Arkansas Internal Audit Chapter, Past President of the Arkansas Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Meredith also shares the passion to help others and anyone in need.

In her spare time, she enjoys planning events and spending time with her family.

As a 2nd generation HBCU graduate, Wendolyn’s passion is supporting incoming freshman at her Alma Mater, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Believing that students who want a college education should have the resources to do so, Wendolyn recruits students to attend UAPB. She is the mother of a son and daughter, a UAPB Alumnae and current UAPB student respectively. 

Wendolyn states, “witnessing students who never felt a college degree was attainable, is the greatest gift in the work I do. I’ve held positions in the Pulaski County UAPB Alumnae Association such as 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice President and Historian, allows me to serve students in a larger capacity.” 


Wendolyn holds a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Retail from UAPB and a dual master's degrees in human resources and management and leadership. 

Greetings! My name is Ilyana Collins, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. I am a Senior at the illustrious University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, majoring in Chemistry. I was taught that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” . I have learned it is always better to give than to receive, which is why I enjoy serving my community. A quote I live by is “Never let anyone dim the light that shines from within” -Maya Angelou

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